Another year, another twenty-some episodes of Criminal Minds! So, how did they mangle their investigations this year? Let's check out the numbers!
In the 23 gradable episodes, Criminal Minds a total of 52 points out of a possible 230, for a psychology percentage of 22!
A rough year for Criminal Minds, season six featured the departure of two main cast members, as well as the addition of one who managed to make no impression of any kind. They didn't even cast a familiar face to play her serial killing father, that's how little work was put into Rachel Nichols' storyline. Reid got his first post-addiction plot, but it only featured in a couple of episodes, and then totally misrepresented either how schizophrenia works or how old Reid is supposed to be - leave it to Criminal Minds to botch even the most basic plot points. Emily received her first feature storyline this year, and it was among the most nonsensical thing the show's ever done - then it ended with her departure. I assume there are some fascinating behind-the-scenes stories surrounding that mass, but that's not what this site is about, so I'm just going to remain baffled.
The episode with the most psychological relevance was episode 23: Big Sea, where profiling the victim, as opposed to the killer, gave them a decent lead. The absolute low point was the very next (and final) episode 24: Supply and Demand, whose plot revolved around the FBI's complete inability to know how to solve crimes.
At least there were no zeroes this year!